Aligning Your Personal & Organizational Strategic Plans
AFP 7th Annual North Carolina Philanthropy Conference
Patton McDowell led participants, regardless of their experience level, through a personal strategic planning process, drawing parallels between how the planning will benefit both the individual and their organization. The importance of personal development was stressed, and how growing as a nonprofit professional not only benefits participants, but also strengthens their organizations and missions. Multiple horizons for professional planning were highlighted – from 90-day increments to 5-year plans – and exercises were facilitated including a personal and professional SWOT analysis.